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China’s National Day Wrap-Up: Golden Week Sees Uptick in Discretionary Spending

China’s National Day holiday ran from October 1 through October 8 this year. We discuss data and offer insights into consumption patterns and behaviors among Chinese tourists during Golden Week 2020, covering travel revenue, retail sales, spending in discretionary categories and food-service revenue. We also consider travel to Macau and the popularity of duty-free shopping.

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2Q20 US Earnings Season Wrap-Up: Reviewing the Covid-19 Recovery

Second-quarter 2020 retail earnings include recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. We assess the recent performance of US retailers in terms of revenues, earnings per share and comps, considering consensus estimates and year-over-year changes. Although the pace of recovery varies between retail sectors, many retailers initially saw strong sales in reopened stores, driven by pent-up demand. Furthermore, the coronavirus-led pivot to e-commerce led to unprecedented growth in digital sales.

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Coresight Research, Shopkick and Fashwire Introduce the New 10.10 Shopping Festival

Together with Shopkick and Fashwire, Coresight Research is excited to announce the inaugural 10.10 Shopping Festival, a US-based event that will take place on October 9–11, 2020. We detail the rationale behind launching the event, the participation of the partner companies and the opportunities that this new shopping festival offers to brands, retailers and consumers. With both an online and offline presence, 10.10 will provide a gamified shopping experience and pull forward holiday shopping this year.

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Retail Robustness Index: September 2020 Update—Store Reopenings Drive Higher Index Values

Coresight Research’s Retail Robustness Index evaluates the 100 largest US retailers (by revenue) on their ability to weather dramatic shifts in demand as the Covid-19 lockdowns began. The September update revises the scores based on financial reports and store-reopening announcements. Alongside the report, our infographic summarizes key changes since the previous Retail Robustness Index update in August.

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Insights from China: China’s Domestic Duty-Free Market Grows in the Wake of Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has heavily impacted airport retail in 2020. By contrast, China’s domestic duty-free market is accelerating. We discuss the market’s size and potential for growth, exploring three key drivers that present opportunities for brand and retailers—namely Hainan’s new duty-free policy, the rise of downtown duty-free stores and the shift of spending to the online channel.

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Earnings Insights 2Q20, Week 6 and Wrap-Up: Digital Businesses Lead Retail Recovery

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report second-quarter 2020 earnings. We condense what retail companies are reporting, with a focus on the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended September 13, including American Eagle Outfitters, Casey’s General Stores and Kroger. This is the final report in the second-quarter Earnings Insights series. As such, we also summarize the performance of retailers reported in the prior weeks.

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Sustainability in Luxury Retail, with Marie-Claire Daveu, Kering

Coresight Research hosted Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs at Kering, to discuss sustainability in luxury retail. We present an edited version of our conversation—covering key topics such as setting and managing targets, the impact of Covid-19 and how sustainability can help to drive profitability.

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The 12 Questions of US Holiday Retail 2020: Part 2—The Consumer’s Propensity To Spend

Coresight Research has 12 questions about the upcoming holiday selling season, which promises to be the most interesting in our team’s collective memory. In this second report of the series, we present and provide answers to three questions, which focus on the US consumer’s propensity to spend. We consider how the employment situation, a “wealth effect” and the upcoming presidential election will impact holiday spending.

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The 12 Questions of US Holiday Retail 2020: Part 1—Changed Consumer Behavior

Coresight Research has 12 questions about the upcoming holiday selling season, which promises to be the most interesting in our team’s collective memory. In this first report of the series, we present and provide answers to our first four questions, which focus on changed consumer behaviors. We consider the potential impacts of social distancing, work-from-home trends and reduced gifting opportunities on holiday spending this year.

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Retail Reimagined: Coresight Research Ebook

In Coresight Research’s Retail Reimagined ebook, we offer a thematic outlook to the post-crisis world, exploring eight key retail trends in how brands and retailers can engage with consumers (e.g., gamification, social media), adopt innovative ways of selling (e.g., livestreaming, community group buying, shopping festivals, contact-light retail) and deliver products in an efficient way. 

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Earnings Insights 2Q20, Week 3: Home Categories Prove Strong and Apparel Weak as Discretionary Retail Sees an Uneven Recovery

Our weekly Earnings Insights reports feature highlights from recent management commentary at major US retailers as they report second-quarter 2020 earnings. We condense what retail companies are reporting, with a focus on the impact of the coronavirus crisis. This week, there are highlights from companies that reported in the week ended August 23, including Estée Lauder, Kohl’s, L Brands and The TJX Companies.

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